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May 18, 2004
Indian Country awaits outcome of lobbying probe
As Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) continues his investigation into $45 million in lobbying and other fees paid by tribes, some in Indian Country wonder where the high-profile probe might lead....

Tribal college dedicates library technology center
The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated its $10 million Library Technology Center on Saturday. $p The 55,700-square-foot center replaces temporary buildings that had limited...

Film to tell story of imprisoned Chiricahua Apaches
A documentary is in the works to tell the story of Chiricahua Apaches who were imprisoned by the U.S. government in the late 1800s. $p "Wild Justice" is a joint...

Tulalip Tribes sign cooperative agreement with county
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington signed a cooperative agreement with Snohomish County on Monday at the site where Treaty of Point Elliott was signed in 1855. $p The tribes and...

Yellow Bird: First Lakota graduates from UND nursing
"Rae Ann Red Owl is the first Lakota to graduate from the nursing program at UND. She is also the first woman from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota...

Grant to encourage reading on Rosebud Reservation
A $24,450 grant from the Reading Is Fundamental organization will be used to encourage reading on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. $p Parents and children will be given...

Janklow greeted by supporters, protesters leaving jail
Former South Dakota governor and U.S. congressman Bill Janklow was released from jail on Monday after serving 100 days for second-degree manslaughter and three misdemeanors. Janklow said little to the...

Cherokee Nation takes language seriously
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is trying to ensure the Cherokee language is preserved by future generations. $p Students at an elementary school learn Cherokee in an immersion class where...

Yakama Nation enforces fishing laws on non-Indians
Some non-Indians are questioning whether the Yakama Nation of Washington had jurisdiction to cite them for violation of tribal fishing laws. $P The tribe ticketed two non-Indians for fishing without...

Man sentenced for giving Leech Lake teen drugs
A 21-year-old man who gave drugs to a 15-year-old Indian girl who died of an overdose as a result was sentenced to four years in a Minnesota prison. $P Heather...

Pechanga Tribe defends enrollment policy
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of California is defending its enrollment policy in a lawsuit brought in state court. The tribe is threatening to remove 130 people from...

Lawsuit filed against tribe's Palm Springs plan
A Palm Springs, California, woman is suing the city council over its approval of a development plan affecting land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. $p The...

Nebraska tribes fail to turn in recall petition
A recall effort initiated by two Nebraska tribes was stalled on Monday when the Omaha Tribe failed to submit a petition on time. $p The Winnebago Tribe and the Omaha...

AllNative.Com opens retail store in Iowa mall
AllNative.Com (http://www.allnative.com), the e-commerce sister site of Indianz.Com, has opened a retail store at a mall in Sioux City, Iowa. $P The store will offer Native-made and produced products, including...

Indian law school graduates urged to retain identity
American Indian graduates of the University of Wyoming school of law were urged to keep their identity intact in an "alienated" U.S. society. $p Gerry Spence, an attorney who used...

Supreme Court allows disabled suit against state
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed states to be sued for failing to provide disabled access to state courthouses. $P The majority said the Americans With Disabilities...

Aquash murder suspect faces extradition hearing
A Canadian Native man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash has an extradition hearing scheduled to begin December 6. $p John Graham maintains he is...

Dorgan, Campbell to protect Sacagawea dollar coin
Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) plan to block legislation to remove Sakakawea / Sacagawea from the golden dollar coin. $p Rep. Mike Castle (R-Delaware) has introduced...

Tribal chairman says $120K fee to Abramoff worth it
The chairman of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana says the $120,000 yearly fee to embattled Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff is well worth it. $P "Jack knows a number of people...

McCain wants to know whether tribe behind donation
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has added a $500,000 Republican donation to his investigation of high lobbying and public relations fees paid by tribes. $p The Republican Governors Association reported the...

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